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Спектакълът на изисканото хранене заедно. Нови форми на празничност в София и преобръщане на употребите на публичното пространство
The Show of the Refined Commensality. New Forms of Festivity in Sofia and Transformation of the Usages of Public Space

Author(s): Velislava Petrova
Subject(s): Anthropology, Social Sciences, Customs / Folklore, Ethnohistory, Local History / Microhistory, Oral history, Modern Age, Recent History (1900 till today), Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology, Culture and social structure , Rural and urban sociology, Globalization, Identity of Collectives
Published by: Институт за етнология и фолклористика с Етнографски музей при БАН
Keywords: new festivity; new capitalism; prosumer; anthropology of contemporary cultural practices;food studies;

Summary/Abstract: The article focuses on two forms of appropriation of the urban space by new forms of festivity organized around food consumption. Although the new forms intervene with public space and use its ideology, these practices rather question the general access to it. Usually, they are organized as private events but following the logic of new capitalism, they insist on a higher, often non-commercial, purpose that adds value to the experience. This may be the demonstrative struggle against wastefulness or aestheticization of food consumption in the public space as a form of creating experiences. The new media play a key role in the experiencing and producing of these events: from their disclosure and access to the organization of their visual identity.

  • Issue Year: 2018
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 452-467
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Bulgarian